SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE The use of surgical facemasks during cataract surgery: is it necessary?

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Aim: To assess whether facemask utilisation by the surgeon during cataract surgery has any effect on the bacterial load falling onto the operative site. Method: Prospective randomised masked study. Consent was obtained from 221 patients. Cases were randomised to wearing a new mask or not wearing any mask throughout the procedure. Blood agar settle plates… (More)

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